An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord’s home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn.
Film directed by Masaki Kobayashi and starring Tatsuya Nakadai. A samurai tale used to create an indictment of modern (1962) Japanese politics. Story tells of a samurai wishing to commit seppuku in a daimyo’s house but first his vengeful story of why is told.